Breast Reduction


If you are burdened by very large, heavy breasts, you may be wondering why other women envy you. In fact, you may have even wished you could trade places with small-chested ladies.

Now you can: Call Main Line Plastic Surgery at 484-222-0010 to schedule a one-on-one consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Raymond Jean to learn more.

What Is a Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction surgery involves removing excess fat, skin, and other tissue from the breasts in order to make them smaller. It is highly customized to ensure even, consistent results that leave you with a feminine physique despite a reduction in breast size. Dr. Raymond D. Jean performs this surgery under general anesthesia, which ensures you rest comfortably during the entire procedure.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Reduction?

A breast reduction is performed for medical purposes just as often as it is for cosmetic reasons, and is often chosen by those who are suffering back, neck, or shoulder pain. Women who have lost a significant amount of weight yet not noticed a reduction in chest size may find that their large breasts are no longer supported by their new, smaller frame, and desire reduction surgery to give them better proportions.

View before-and-after photos of breast reduction results.

Even if your ample chest does not cause you physical pain, you may nonetheless desire a breast reduction if you are tired of “busting out” of your clothing or wish to avoid the unwanted attention that often comes with bigger breasts.

Planning Your Breast Reduction Surgery

You may be sore and have a limited range of motion following surgery. For this reason, we recommend taking some time off from work and having someone to help you with housekeeping and running errands for a couple of weeks or so.

How Is a Breast Reduction Performed?

Each surgery is performed differently. However, all procedures involve removing excess tissue in the chest area. Dr. Jean may remove more tissue from one breast than he does another if you have disproportionate breasts, or may reshape one or both of them to provide you with more pleasing contours.

What to Expect* after a Breast Reduction

Following a breast reduction you may:

  • Experience fewer back or neck problems
  • Find it easier to find clothing that fits
  • Enjoy greater self-esteem

Recovering from a Breast Reduction

You will need to wear a surgical bra 24 hours a day for a few weeks. After that time, you should transition into a regular bra gradually, beginning by wearing a garment without underwires for a few hours each day and then slowly increasing the amount of time you spend in it. During your recovery period, you may take an over-the-counter medication if you notice any swelling or discomfort.

If you have ever wished you could reduce your large, cumbersome breasts, now is the time to take action. Contact Main Line Plastic Surgery to find out more about the breast reduction procedure if you live near Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr, Bala Cynwyd, or Cherry Hill in New Jersey.

* Results will vary by person and are based upon the patient, the procedure, and the aftercare program.